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Cruise Ship Life

What Is Cruise Ship Life Like?

For many people, living on a cruise ship is a dream come true. Being at sea, docking in different ports all the time, and enjoying the adventure of cruising are exciting. While it’s true that cruise ship life gives you the chance to travel and meet new people, there are some downsides to living on a cruise ship. You have to know what you’re getting yourself into before you choose the cruise ship life.

For example:

  • You’ll be away from your family for long periods of time. It can be months before you get to go “home.”

  • You’ll also work a lot, likely every day. Depending on your specific job, you might work several blocks of a few hours with breaks in between, or you might work 12 hours on/12 hours off. And each day can be different.

  • You’ll probably share a room with two to four other people, so you won’t have much privacy or personal space.









Cruise Member Life Is Fun and Strange
There are some other things you might not know about what cruise ship life is like. Being a member of the crew, your life can be crazy and wild! You get to make friends from all over the world, and pick up languages. Cruise member life is a whirlwind of activity and demanding work, but it is definitely worth it.

There are some aspects of cruise member life that are not so great, though.

  • The cell service/WiFi is awful. This makes it hard to stay in touch with your family and friends back on land. You’ll go through your data pretty quickly when you check your phone, so you won’t do it that much.

  • Crew members usually eat in crew messes. The food is good, but the menu is repetitive.

  • Going home is wonderful, but then you start to crave being back on the ship. It’s hard to stay away from cruise member life!

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